Seoul: Torrential rain brought by the
approach of Typhoon Dianmu has left five people dead and
grounded dozens of flights in South Korea, the disaster
control agency said on Tuesday.
Two hikers drowned as they crossed a swollen stream
in northwestern Seoul, where 120 millimetres of rain fell in
the space of three hours late yesterday, the National
Emergency Management Agency said.
A driver died after his taxi was caught in a
flooded waterway in Mapo district in western Seoul.
A local TV journalist was pronounced dead in
hospital Wednesday in the southern port city of Busan, a day
after he fell into the sea while reporting on the typhoon from
In the southern county of Namhae, a 53-year-old man
died yesterday night after his car was swept into the sea, the
Some 130 homes were flooded nationwide, 74 flights
were cancelled and 91 ferry trips suspended, it said.
Dianmu made landfall on the south coast early
today, and dumped more rain as it passed through the south of
the peninsula towards the Sea of Japan (East Sea).